alabama schools

'Divisive concepts' teaching ban advances in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers have advanced legislation to ban a list of "divisive concepts" from being taught in K-12 classrooms and state worker training. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday voted 9-2 for the House-passed bill. It…

Lawmakers approve delay of reading promotion requirement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers have voted to postpone a requirement to hold back third-graders who don't meet reading benchmarks. The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 85-8 for legislation to delay the requirement until the 2023-2024 school…

Alabama lawmakers OK math initiative for elementary students

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a math initiative that will use instructional coaches, assessments and interventions to try to boost the state's lagging test scores. The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 76-24…